NICK EICHER, HOST: A woman in Greenville, South Carolina, made Christmas a little brighter for a family she hadn’t met.
Lauren Harper was driving near a shopping center when she saw a gift-wrapped box bouncing on the road, having just fallen from the roof of a car.
So she over and scooped up the gift.
Pretty typical: silver wrapping paper, crisscrossed with yarn, and the tag said, “To Mom & Dad, from Kennedy.”
Harper wanted the gift to reach Mom and Dad, but she had no idea who Mom and Dad are.
So she took a picture of the gift and put it on social media.
Three thousand shares later, a tip came in saying the wrapping appeared to be from a local daycare.
Harper made a phone call and solved the case.
What was the gift?
The gift was a framed footprint of 3-month-old Kennedy that teachers had made for the parents.
Turns out, Lauren Harper attended that very same daycare as a child! Her mom still has her print from 25 years ago.
It’s The World and Everything in It.